We are public servants in the field of workplace health and safety, and through our work we understand, and believe strongly in the importance of representation. We believe it is a fundamental right that Indigenous Australians are being denied without having a Voice to Parliament. To establish and protect the right to true representation, this Voice must be part of the Constitution, not through legislation which can be undone in future. We request that the Government honour its election commitment to a referendum once a model for the Voice has been settled. We ask that legislation for the Voice be passed after a referendum has been held in the next term of Parliament. We believe that the National Voice member model must be a model that ensures all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grassroot voices are heard.
Submissions: Your Feedback
Submissions from people and organisations who have agreed to have their feedback published are provided below.
The views expressed in these submissions belong to their authors. The National Indigenous Australians Agency reserved the right not to publish submissions, or parts of submissions, that include, for example, material that is offensive, racist, potentially defamatory, personal information, is a copy of previously provided materials, or does not relate to the consultation process.
An auto-generated transcript of submissions provided as attachments has been made available to assist with accessibility. These transcripts may contain transcription errors. Please refer to the source file for the original content.
Please note not all submissions are provided in an attachment. For submissions without an attachment, click on the name of the person or organisation to view the text.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the Elders past, present and emerging.